Styling by Daphne

Which is exactly what Sydney based designer Daphne from @stylingbydaph touches on with her creative nature.

Her unique home organization style very much captures warm, relaxed and soft living spaces and bedrooms, which is built on a foundation of a neutral colour palette.

Daphne’s choice of colours creates an environment that caters for the upbringing of a young family and delivers a perfect space to feed the creative curiosities which cascade daily through the mind of a home designer.

We sit down with Daphne and explore her creative process and much more. 

 1. Why and how did you become interested in home organization?

I have always been a pretty organised person. I feel like being a mum of three you have no choice but to be super organised, otherwise it will be absolute chaos!

It wasn’t until lockdown of 2021, where I started organising spaces in my home. I would share photos with my friends and they suggested that I should make an Instagram account to share my ideas. Pretty much it took off from there.

2. What features are key for creating a productive room environment?

I definitely think a key feature is keeping it minimal. It’s important to only have items you need and also make sure everything has a home. This makes it easy for everyone to find things and put them back neatly. A clutter free space allows for the mind to work productively.

3. How do you decide what is needed to style a room?

I think styling a space takes time. I often start with some main pieces such as a rug, lounge and cushions. This process can be very exciting, but I try not to rush adding other details such as paintings, home décor etc to avoid impulse buying. I will take my time to look at inspiration through Instagram, Pinterest, magazines and read reviews before purchasing a product.

4. Do you have a system when creating home organization?

I love using baskets, storage containers and labels to create a functional and organised space. Also making things visible and easily accessible ensures that these spaces are maintained.

5. Do you draw inspiration for home design from your family?

Yes, I often draw inspiration from my family when designing and organising areas in my home. When putting these spaces together I ensure that it is kid friendly and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. My husband and children also get involved in choosing items and help to set it all up.

6. How important is it for you to create a unique living space for your family?

I think every living space is unique in every household. My husband and I have always had a love for neutrals, which you can see throughout our home. I feel like it sets a very calming tone and allows our household to run very productively.

 


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